HDD Storage problem !!

Sup guys
its my first time Making a thread,hope im doing this well on,right section.. :)

Okay so I have Win XP SP3
... I had 2partitions with 30gb each (All 60GB HDD) so today tried from 2partitions to make into one.. I deleted one partition but now i cant find the 30gb i cant find 'em anywhere it has gone.. checked out at
Computer Managment - Disk Managment - Theres not any Unnlocated part.. or anything..

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  1. Best answer
    Backup your remaining data from 30gb space to another drive. Then get a XP bootable cd, format all partitions, then create new partitions, now you will get back all the space.
  2. Thanks for your time buddy'
    the answer was so helpful i've back my GB's

    but i've and one request if you can help me with this too'.. now when i turn on PC
    first shows me this:
    Cause i formated with XP CD that drive( when i lost 30gb )
    i can slove this by formating my Local disk C; but thought if you guys know any step by not Formating Local disk C;

    ( the first Microsoft Windows XP profesional ) doesnt work cause I've formated it but still shows this again..
    and Second one works ... perfectly wich means that windows is on ( LOCAL DISK C; )

    my quest is How Can I " SKIP " this step.
    ( when i turn on PC i wont this show )

    : Sorry my English its not good but,hope you guys Understand me what i want..

    Thank you..
  3. You have to "Edit the Boot.ini File" here is how to :

    1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.

    2. Click Advanced System Settings==>Advanced==>Startup and Recovery==>Settings==>Under System Startup, click Edit.

    You will see exactly this :

    This is a sample of a default Boot.ini file from a Windows XP Professional computer.
    [boot loader]
    [operating systems]
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect

    Now you can do either one : select the default operating system, change the timeout value(from 30seconds to 0 seconds) or manually edit the file, like, remove the second line that reads : multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Professional" /fastdetect
    then SAVE the changes in Notepad. Close the Notepad. Reboot the system, and you are done.
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